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Guatemalan Judge Shot Dead

GUATEMALA CITY – A civil court judge died Tuesday at a hospital in Peten, a province in northern Guatemala, after being shot by unidentified assailants, firefighters and police said.

Judge Eddy Caceres Rodriguez was shot at least four times, including twice in the head, fire department spokesmen said.

The 48-year-old judge was attacked near his residence in El Porvenir, a neighborhood in the city of San Benito.

The attack was carried out by three unidentified men who shot the judge from a vehicle, National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesmen told Guatemalan radio, citing eyewitnesses.

The motive for the attack on Caceres, who worked in San Benito, is not known, the PNC said. EFE

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune - Guatemalan Judge Shot Dead